Limavady Museum’s collections reflect both the local and social history of Limavady as well as the rural and industrial heritage of the Roe Valley. The collections can be viewed at two locations in Limavady Borough – the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró in Limavady town and Green Lane Museum, located in the beautiful surroundings of Roe Valley Country Park.
The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró opened in October 2010. It has a dedicated heritage space – the Ritter Gallery – where temporary exhibitions of local and regional significance run throughout the year. The majority of Limavady Museum’s collections are also stored in purpose-built facilities onsite. Aside from exhibitions, Limavady Museum’s heritage programme at the Centre includes talks, workshops and activities for local schools. As a new venue, the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre has recently applied for eligibility into the Accreditation scheme; and a full application is forthcoming.
Green Lane Museum is Limavady Museum’s seasonal venue. Here, visitors can view historical exhibits relating to the linen and agricultural industries and experience the true flavour of days gone by in Limavady and the Roe Valley. Object highlights include a horse-drawn baker’s cart belonging to a local bakery, a 1950s Mobilette milking machine and a tumbling body plough. The museum is also home to the Limavady and District War Memorial which lists the names of those who fought and died in the First World War. Green Lane Museum is fully Accredited.